Dramatic rescue of drowning boy in Cornwall: Video released

Drowning bodyboarding boy saved from dangerous rip current


Dramatic Footage of Sea Rescue of Bodyboarder in Cornwall

A drowning boy who was was rescued from a dangerous rip current off a beach in Cornwall on Tuesday.

The child was bodyboarding in the waters of Crooklets Beach in Bude when he got into difficulties.

His screams for help were picked up by RNLI lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown's head-mounted GoPro as he paddled out into the surf.

The lifeguard is heard telling the bodyboarder: "I'm coming buddy, I'm coming mate."

Cornwall beach dramatic sea rescue caught on GoPro camera

The dramatic footage from the GoPro camera then captures the exhausted and terrified boy grabbing the rescue board and clambering onto it, as his bodyboard floats away in the background. Words:PA

The young lad was then taken back to the beach to be reunited with his parents.

The rescue happened at around 4pm on Tuesday and the RNLI said six people had already been rescued from rips at the popular north Cornwall surfing beach that day.

Chris Wafer, RNLI lifeguard supervisor, said: "Rip currents can be very dangerous so it's best to swim or bodyboard between the red and yellow flags on an RNLI lifeguarded beach."

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